Fitbit Charge, Charge HR, and Surge Leak Again in Sports Authority Ad

Sports Authority is the latest source of leaked images of Fitbit's forthcoming activity trackers. An email advertisement sent to us by a tipster lists the unannounced Charge, Charge HR, and Surge trackers as available for pre-order. They're not, but it's almost certain that they will be soon. » 10/21/14 5:41pm 10/21/14 5:41pm

Report: Fitbit Surge Is a $250 Fitness-Focused Smartwatch

We got an exclusive look last week at Fitbit's refresh of the Fitbit Force fitness tracker with the Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR, but that appears to have been only part of what the company has in store. The Verge reports that Fitbit will also be launching its own smartwatch, known as the Fitbit Surge. » 10/19/14 6:00pm 10/19/14 6:00pm

Exclusive: Fitbit Charge and Charge HR Images and Full Features List

After earlier reports that Fitbit may be working on two new activity trackers, a tipster has sent us what appears to be official marketing materials that give us our first clear look at both the Fitbit Charge and Charge HD. Not only do we have a full feature rundown for each of these trackers, but the cleanest look… » 10/14/14 2:38pm 10/14/14 2:38pm

Fitbit's New "Charge" Could Track Your Heart and Get Phone Notifications

It's been over half a year since Fitbit recalled all of its latest Force wristbands, but it finally looks like a replacement is right around the corner. Of course, Fitbit isn't just releasing a new version of the Force. New FCC and patent filings suggest that the new Fitbit is something new and better. » 10/14/14 12:12pm 10/14/14 12:12pm

Fitbit: We Do Not Currently Have Plans to Integrate With HealthKit

With HealthKit finally rolling out on iOS 8, users are anxiously anticipating which devices will sync with the health tracking app. Those who use Fitbit's wide range of products are out of luck, as the company announced it will not integrate with Apple's ecosystem, but rather, is working on its own new products. » 10/08/14 1:23pm 10/08/14 1:23pm

The Internet of Things Will Make Millions Selling Your Personal Data


Tech companies that make connected devices like FitBits and Nest thermostats are in an plum position. They rake in revenue every time someone buys their product, leaving the freeloaders to Facebook and Twitter. But the real prize isn't the cost of the device, it's your personal data. » 4/19/14 2:24pm 4/19/14 2:24pm

Auto-Pause When You Fall Asleep Is the Best Netflix Hack

Falling asleep while watching Netflix is the worst. Invariably you miss all the meat of whatever you're watching, and snap awake to the closing credits (or your morning alarm). Ugh. But a bunch of Netflix engineers have a (theoretical) solution: a Fitbit hack that pauses your stream when the wearable senses you've… » 2/28/14 10:34am 2/28/14 10:34am

Sony's SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Real and Coming In March

Back in January at CES, we got a very brief look at Sony's first activity tracker, dubbed The Core. It's a tiny little pod that can be worn on your wrist in its SmartBand, or tucked discreetly into your pocket. The CES announcement was really just a tease, but finally a few more details have been unloosed, including… » 2/24/14 2:45am 2/24/14 2:45am

Fitbit Flex, Your New IPS Monitor, And Also Batman [Deals]

Big holiday meals beget ambitious New Year's resolutions, so you should treat yourself or your loved ones to a tool that helps you shed a few pounds and live a healthier lifestyle. The Fitbit Flex, normally $100 and rarely discounted, is available for $68 today from Best Buy using code bloggers15off. [Best Buy via … » 12/10/13 1:55pm 12/10/13 1:55pm